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UPDATE: Head-On Collision Kills Three Adults, One Child

A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Marley Neck Blvd and Freeman Shores Road has claimed four lives.

UPDATE (5:54 p.m.)—Three adults and one child have died in a head-on collision at the intersection of Marley Neck Boulevard and Freeman Shores Road.

The two cars—each carrying two peope—crashed around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, said Lt. Francis Tewey, an Anne Arundel County Police spokesman. 

Fire officials reported that one of the cars overturned and caught on fire.

Officers are investigating, but the cause of the crash is not yet known.

The names of deceased are being withheld pending family notification.

edward November 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Thoughts and prayers to the poor families. Such a tragedy
Deborah Hemsworth November 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Very Sad..I Hope people start to realize the dangers of wreckless driving..thier was no reason to have that level of impact on that road...
Robert November 19, 2012 at 12:29 AM
At least from the very little known right now about what exactly happened -- I know that area and drive through there fairly often -- it looks like someone crossed the double-lines at a very high speed and destroyed 2 innocent people and his or her own passenger through their extreme negligence and complete disregard for the safety and lives of others. Very, very wrong, despicable and totally unnecessary.
JD1 November 19, 2012 at 12:48 AM
So tired of horrible drivers!
Alyssa edwards November 19, 2012 at 02:39 AM
My best friends nice was one of the victims of this accident :( may she rest easy. We have a new angel keeping an eye on us <|3
Tracy Wheeler November 19, 2012 at 05:15 AM
What a terrible terrible tragedy and I am so so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers Alyssa.
Robert November 19, 2012 at 08:48 AM
Alyssa, how sad for your best friend. I'm sure you are affected by this terrible tragedy, too, and are helping your friend diring this extremely difficult time. May God be with the entire circle of friends and family of her niece and the person she was with in the vehicle.
Robert November 19, 2012 at 09:06 AM
I know...me, too. I was driving westbound on Route 100 the other day right where northbound Route 10 merges with 100 and some complete feces-for-brains came flying through on the far right passing people on the shoulder and forcing his/her way clear across at the merge on the far left at the last second I'm sure going well over 100 MPH. There were a number of just one small thing to have gone wrong and there would've been multiple fatalities. Who do these animals think they are, cavalierly risking the lives of others like that? Really wish an AA cop or state trooper was sitting right there when the moron did that, which the jerk probably does ALL the time, no doubt.
Darlene Harvey November 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM
What a waste. So sorry for all the families involved.
Robert November 20, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Well, I hate to say I was right but as more details emerge, it looks like this Joseph Allen Oliver, Jr., who literally destroyed not just himself but all those other people (including a 3-year-old!!!) was a SERIAL wreckless driver who just kept getting away with it. His legacy to the world is that he is a bonafide child killer + 3. Makes you sick.
barbara Moore November 29, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Robert, you should not judge people you do not know. What happened was a horrible tragedy that never should have happened. But, knowing Joey and his family , he would have never done anything to intentially hurt anyone. People make mistakes and just because a person has a couple "speeding tickets on his/her record does not make them a serial wreckless driver. He made a very poor decision to do what he did that day, but, again it was a horrible mistake that, if he would have lived he would not have been able to cope with. You should not judge people you do not know. I'm sure his family is devasted by this whole ordeal. Not only by the loss of their loved one, but, buy the loss of all of the victims, including Joey's wife and children that he left behind.
Robert December 05, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Barbara, driving 85 MPH in a 65 MPH zone only this past June. Convicted. Preceded by another conviction only last year for going 77 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. What about all the times he wasn't caught? Speaking of his family being "devastated," which I'm sure they are, you can say all you want to me, just a community member, but don't try that on the families of all the people he killed, especially that of the 3-year old. "Mistake" to describe his impatience of being behind someone that was too slow for his liking in a 55 MPH no-passing zone is very underwhelming.
Deborah Hemsworth December 05, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I agree with Robert..this wasnt a new driver or a 16 year old..total disregard for others..It wasnt a mistake..He got behind the wheel and decided to endanger the lives of others..Same as leaving the bar at 2am intoxicated and getting behind the wheel..you know better but you do it anyway...The DMV should use this story as an exmple of what not to do..more people should be accountable for for they did even after they are dead.
Robert December 09, 2012 at 04:22 PM
The following is alleged -- a direct quote from a news article on the Channel 2 (WMAR Baltimore) website: ""I don't understand why someone had to go flying down that road doing, what I've heard, was over 90 miles per hour and crossing over a double line," said Ashley Ziegler, "I heard that he was actually at a car show. He was driving recklessly through the car show and was kicked out of the car show before he went up Marley Neck Boulevard." The article does not say where Ashley Ziegler received that information. Ms. Ziegler is related to the two people in the other car Mr. Oliver killed in the head-on collision.

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